20080100112 ASSEMBLY OF REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA According to Article 75, paragraphs 1 and 2 from the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, the President of the Republic of Macedonia as well as the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, issue the following
DECREE FOR ANNOUNCING THE LAW AMENDING THE LAW ON PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION AS VALID
The Law Amending the Law on Prevention of Corruption, which has been adopted by the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia on the session held on 16 January 2008, shall be announced as valid.
No. 07-274/1 16 January 2008 Skopje
President of the Republic of Macedonia, Branko Crvenkovski, signed
President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Ljubisha Georgievski, signed
LAW AMENDING THE LAW ON PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION
Article 1 In Article 33 paragraph (1) of the Law on Prevention of Corruption (“Official Journal of the Republic of Macedonia” no.28/2002, 46/2004 and 126/2006) at the end of the sentence the comma following the word “banks” shall be replaced by full stop, and the words” as well as the statement on consent for public disclosure of the data from the questionnaires on the personal assets” shall be deleted. Article 2 In Article 36, after the paragraph (5) two more paragraphs (6) and (7) shall be inserted that read as follows: “(6) In the procedure within paragraph (1) of this Article the person shall be obliged to present to the Public Revenue Office evidence about the sources of the assets with which
the property has been acquired as well as the assets that the person and the members of his family have at their disposal. (7) At the request of the Public Revenue Office and within the period determined by the Public Revenue Office the state authorities, the local self-government units, the payment operations bearers and other natural and legal persons shall be obliged to give all the information necessary for determining the factual condition which is important for assessment of the private assets.“ Article 3 In Article 36-a the paragraph (1) shall be amended and shall read: “Unless the procedure for assessment of the assets proves that the property has been acquired and enlarged as a result of reported and taxable incomes, the Public Revenue Office shall bring a decision on taxation with personal tax. The base for calculating the tax shall be the difference between the value of the property in the time when it was acquired and the proved amount of the assets for the acquiring. The tax on unreported incomes shall be calculated with a rate of 70%. “ Three new paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) shall be inserted after the paragraph (1) that shall read: “(2) An interest shall be calculated and charged on the amount of the calculated (but unpaid) tax pursuant to the Law on Tax Procedure, as of the day of the adoption of the decision on taxation. (3) Legal remedy can be announced against the decision pursuant to the Law on Tax Procedure that cannot delay the collection of the tax. (4) The tax collection within the decision of the paragraph (1) of this Article shall be performed pursuant to the provisions of the Law on Tax Procedure.” The paragraph (2) becomes paragraph (5). In paragraph (3), which shall become paragraph (6), the number "(2)” shall be replaced with number “(5)”. Article 4 In Article 36-b the paragraphs 2, 3, 4 and 5 shall be deleted. Article 5 The title of Chapter VII shall be changed and shall stand: “Penalty and misdemeanor provisions”. Article 6 In Chapter VII, after the Article 59 a new Article 59-a shall be inserted that reads: “Article 59-a (1) The person that shall not report the demanded information on the factual condition for taxation upon the request of the Public Revenue Office in a determined period will be sentenced to three to 12 months of imprisonment. (2) Should the act in paragraph (1) of this Article be performed by an official from state authorities, local self-government units, payment operations bearers or by a person in charge within the legal person that performs matters of public interest or by other legal persons, that official shall be sentenced to one to three years of imprisonment.”
Article 7 This law shall enter into force on the day of publication in the “Official Journal of the Republic of Macedonia”.